Resources for secondary school teachers

The European Union (EU), as a regional organisation, is a key actor in contemporary global politics. It is comprised of individual nation-states, which ‘pool’ their sovereignty in a number of traditional state areas such as economic, trade and foreign policy. Therefore, the EU represents a possible alternative way of organising political associations beyond the state. However, this also means that regional integration poses a challenge to the power and influence of states.

The issue of regional integration as a challenge to state sovereignty is covered by Unit 3, Area of Study 1 of the Global Politics course. These resources are designed to assist teachers in teaching this aspect of the course using the contemporary EU as a case study.

Notable Commentators

Access to articles and speeches by notable commentators on EU affairs

Case studies, lesson topics and activities

Case studies, lesson topics and activities for secondary school teachers and students